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    21 Menswear Items That'll Help You Go Back To The Office In Style

    On the bright side, now you have an excuse to pick up some new gear.

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    1. A classic oxford button-down shirt that you can mix and match all day long. Rock it with some chinos and a sport coat, or even toss it on with your favorite pair of denim for casual Fridays.,

    Promising review: "My favorite dress shirts are from Goodthreads. This is a great dress shirt to wear around the office. I only buy fitted shirts because otherwise they end up too baggy in the waist, and this shirt is a perfect fit. Nice quality material that always feels soft to the touch." —Sanjin Mrkajic

    Get it from Amazon for $13.37+ (available in sizes XS–3XL, including tall sizes, and 26 colors/patterns).

    2. A pair of classic slip-on penny loafers because even though you can't wear your slippers to work, you absolutely refuse to wear shoes that require the slightest bit of effort. Just slip these suckers on and you'll be out the door and looking great in no time.

    reviewer photos of the loafers in brown

    Promising review: "I am heavy on my feet, and these shoes, once you break them in, are very comfortable. Rockport shoes are known for their comfort and these shoes are easy on the feet! I bought the black pair too. When wearing these shoes all day at the office, my feet are not tired at the end of the day." —Chris G. Hutchings

    Get it from Amazon for $40.64+ (available in sizes 6.5–16, including wide sizes, and six colors).

    3. A versatile blazer that'll be your go-to on the days you have to give a presentation or attend some networking event. This one's easy, timeless, and perfect for folding up and squeezing in your backpack the second you don't have to wear it anymore.


    Promising review: "Well done! Love the fabric. It's lightweight and elegant." —H&M Customer

    Get it from H&M for $59.99 (available in sizes 32R–48R and two colors).

    4. An extra pair of blue-light-blocking glasses so you have a spare pair to leave at the office, rather than taking the risk of breaking them in your backpack on hybrid days.,

    Promising review: "I bought these because I had headaches from work (I look at three screens in an office all day). I sleep better with these, they feel super light on my face (I often forget they are there), and my headaches are GONE! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE! They changed my life. Bye-bye headaches and tired eyes!" —Schuyler Schrickel

    Get it from Amazon for $25.95 (available in four colors).

    5. A waterproof rain jacket since your commutes are back in full swing. This high-quality number from Patagonia will protect you from the elements *without* compromising your 'fit. Plus, it folds up into a small bundle that's easy to carry once the rain lets up.


    Promising review: "This is my second Torrentshell rain jacket — the first one lasted 12 years and is still going strong. It keeps me dry, not clammy, not hot in warmer weather and also has room to layer up underneath. I fish in this jacket, work in it and just always have it anywhere I go. Highly recommend it and the price is great. It will last you a long time." —Brian

    Get it from Patagonia for $149 (available in sizes XS-3XL and 10 colors).

    6. A Seiko automatic watch with a stainless-steel case and a canvas strap so you can *politely* count down the minutes to lunchtime without whipping out your phone.

    reviewer wearing the watch on their wrist

    Promising review: "I got really tired of plastic watches breaking and falling apart, so when I found one with a solid stainless steel body it was all I needed. However, I read through several reviews to better inform my decision and purchased this watch. I really do love it. I work in an office and on construction, so I need something that looks good, but won't shatter the first time I hit it on a concrete beam. This watch works great. The fact that I don't have to wind it or add batteries makes it even better. I have already hit the body on cinder block walls at least twice while walking by and have not noted any visible damage. I will buy another soon, just to have a backup." —J. Conway

    Get it from Amazon for $94.98.

    7. An Everlane backpack that's made from recycled plastic bottles and is large enough to fit your 15-inch laptop with ease. What more could you ask from a daily cargo pack?


    Promising review: "This backpack looks great and the straps are very comfortable. The design is very thoughtful, and I love the ease of the laptop pocket. I like how clean and simple the backpack looks, yet still offers so much functionally. Overall a great backpack for everyday use." —mark_j

    Get it from Everlane for $75 (available in five colors).

    8. A braided canvas belt to keep your pants up and your shirts neatly tucked.

    reviewer wearing the braided canvas belt in blue

    Promising review: "The belt is well-made and perfectly matches the marketing photo and specs. It's not a belt you'll wear with a three-piece suit, but it's not marketed as one. It is an excellent belt to wear with jeans, shorts and other casual pants. I think it's great, the price is fantastic and I've bought it in other colors." —Finn

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in 12 colors and packs of two).

    9. A pair of Madewell jeans that, and I'm hardly exaggerating, are probably the only office-appropriate pants you can comfortably bike to work in. Need I say more?


    Get them from Madewell for $110 (available in sizes 28x30-44x32).

    10. A pack of cushioned crew socks that are nothing short of ideal — they are the perfectly soft, breathable second skins your sweat-prone feet deserve.,

    Promising review: "I'm a hard worker who's on my feet all day. After 20 years, you have to buy for comfort. You also have to buy socks that don't stink at the end of the day. Great sock, low stink. Greatest comfort. Very good. Whoever is in charge of Amazon Basics is a genius. Would love to meet this person." —museken

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $18+ (available in three sizes and three colors).

    11. A J.Crew "unsuit" that's made from a super soft cotton-linen blend that'll keep you looking put-together AF while keeping you from baking in the heat. Best of all, you can rock the blazer and pants together, or wear them as separates — which means you've got three day's worth of outfits for the week.


    Get the blazer from J.Crew for $158 (available in sizes 34–44 and three colors) and the matching pants for $108 (available in sizes 28–38).

    12. A pack of classic Hanes undershirts that are great for protecting the majority of your torso from being tormented by itchy sweaters and stiff button-downs.


    Promising review: "These are soft, cool, and comfortable. Great for lounging around the house or wearing under a work shirt at the office." —Philip

    Get it from Amazon for $14.34 (available in sizes S-3XL).

    13. And a pair of retro-inspired Nike Killshot OG sneakers that'll be the perfect complement to wear with your new linen suit.


    Promising review: "Bought mine a few months ago and love them. The classic 'sporty but not too technical' look is perfect for everyday wear. I wear mine at work, around town, walking in the neighborhood, etc. I get a lot of compliments on them. They wouldn't be my first choice to play tennis in, but if they were all I had on, I wouldn't hesitate hit the court in them. I would buy these again." —brxtn7

    Get them from Nike for $90 (available in sizes 7–14 and two colors).

    14. A pair of slick Chelsea boots I bet you'll be sporting day in and day out. They look just as polished with suits during the week as they do with jeans on the weekend — exactly the kind of versatility you demand from a shoe.

    reviewer wearing the boots in black with navy pants

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure what to expect from these, but I'm glad I ordered two pairs (black and brown)! They fit perfectly. Most shoes like these are not very comfortable due to lack of support on the inside. But these are some of the most comfortable shoes to wear. The padding inside is thick enough to wear them all day without any stress or pain on my feet. Perfect for work or going out."—Eric Farrar 36

    Get them from Amazon for $39 (available in sizes 7–14 and two colors).

    15. A roomy knit cardigan to leave on the back of your chair at work. Think of it as an insurance policy for those days when the office is basically an Arctic tundra — you know the ones I'm talking about.


    Get it from Nordstrom for $98 (available in sizes XL-5XL).

    16. A good ol' polo shirt you can pull off in all sorts of ways — on its own, under a blazer, layered over a long-sleeve T-shirt — the list goes on...,

    Promising review: "Perfect office shirts. Ordered a couple to see how they were. Exactly what I needed so ordered six more. I would say they are true to size. Very comfortable and nice colors. And ridiculously inexpensive." —david becak

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 54 colors/patterns).

    17. A camp shirt that's somehow formal enough for the office while still being ridiculously comfortable. The shirts are cut from a lightweight cotton fabric that feels great on the skin and will be sure to keep you cool when the heat strikes. It's definitely a winner.

    Buck Mason

    Promising review: "Really digging the fabric of this the most — abnormally soft and comfy. Fits like a charm. And with it being so breathable it's perfect for a hot summer day." —Brady R.

    Get it from Buck Mason for $95 (available in sizes XS–XXL and three colors).

    18. A pair of multifunctional chinos that, at this price, you're probably gonna wanna cop in every color. I think you just found one-half of your daily uniform.,

    Promising review: "Normally when I buy my partner slacks, I am unable to find a short length and have to hem them. These slacks look like they were tailor-made for him and we will be buying more of them in the future. These are very quality slacks and I would highly recommend." —Dennis B.

    Get them from Amazon for $22.60+ (available in sizes 28x28–42x34 and nine colors).

    19. A floral-print tie because, if you've still gotta wear a tie in 2021, you might as well make it stand out.


    Get it from Bonobos for $99 (available in 13 colors/patterns).

    20. A fresh pair of polarized aviator sunglasses that'll come to the rescue when you inevitably make awkward eye contact in the elevator on your way up to the millionth floor.,

    Promising review: "So worth the price! Had them for a while now and they are still holding up. Durable — lenses aren't scratching. They look great and work great!" —Landon Evans

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in two sizes and 10 lens colors).

    21. Lastly, an iconic baseball cap for those of you who are lucky enough to work in a casual office space. It's also for those who are working remotely (we didn't forget about you!). Regardless of where you work, this simple cap will ~top off~ any look.


    Get it from Corridor for $45.

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